Archive for March 12th, 2009

Critical Inspiration

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

As I slowly plod along in my journey to become a better photographer (emphasis very much big time on SLOWLY), I come across some things that are helpful in ways I hadn’t thought of before. Pro photographer Zack Arias has, by request, begun critiquing photo sites of photographers looking to make a career of something they enjoy doing. They’re getting feedback from someone who’s experienced and who doesn’t mind dishing out the advice. His critiques of photo SITES, as opposed to the photos themselves, are perfect reminders that photography is about 80% business/marketing and only about 20% shooting photos.

Zack was asked to do a guest blog post on Scott Kelby’s site and made an insightful, creative video instead. It was as inspirational as it was depressing, however. If someone with Zack’s skills feels his work is crap sometimes, then what chance have I got? You know? It’s all about the journey though, and how we get to where we want to be.

I’ve been reading a lot of Zack’s blog lately, and really enjoy how much of his content he’s putting to video, and like how he’s going about some of his more helpful posts. Eyes will be glued.